Harem/Harlem

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#1 by alto
2016-04-22 at 10:26
< report >I thought ハーレム and は~れむ should be transcribed as harem as per the editing guidelines which are inherited from AniDB. Indeed, just search VNDB for ハーレム for examples for the katakana. What am I missing that the official site's romanisation trumps VNDB's?

In any case, for v13841, it should at least have an alias as it's known widely under that name elsewhere.
#2 by jazz957
2016-04-22 at 10:27
< report >Because I think the dev knows best what their own game is called. It's just plain incorrect.Last modified on 2016-04-22 at 10:27
#3 by alto
2016-04-22 at 10:42
< report >Right, but they don't follow VNDB's rules for romanisation which state:
"For foreign loanwords and foreign words transcribed to Japanese, spell the word as the original language would spell it. Do NOT write it as a Japanese romanisation".

Regardless of how the dev spells it (and they are sometimes wrong!), unless there a rule I'm missing, VNDB ignores what the dev thinks in favour of being consistent for the original title. If there was a something like "ウォーター" in a title and the dev had "uoutaa" on their site, we'd still use "water" as the transcription right?

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